This volume is edited by @f.cooren and includes a chapter by @karen.tracy:
Cooren, François (Ed.) (2007): Interacting and organizing: Analyses of a management meeting. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Blob: "This work provides an exceptional case study, shedding light onto the functioning of an actual corporate board of directors. It presents analysis of a series of corporate management meetings shown in the 1974 documentary film, Corporation: After Mr. Sam. The film chronicles the discussion and communication processes as a company considers how to replace its president, and it serves as a unique opportunity for analysis of real-world organizational discourse.
With an impressive list of prominent contributors, Interacting and Organizing: Analyses of a Management Meeting employs the dual perspectives of organizational communication and language and social interaction (LSI) to examine the film. It is arranged around specific topics, analyzed separately by organizational communication and LSI scholars. Editor François Cooren provides an introduction for each topic, and a comparison and synthesis conclude each part. Readers will appreciate the information presented, as it is an arena typically off-limits to outside eyes. The transcript of the film is included as an appendix to the volume."
Table of contents
Introduction (François Cooren)
Part I: Leadership and Speakership: Which Voice Matters?
1. Leadership and Speakership: Which Voice Matters? (James R. Taylor and Daniel Robichaud)
2. Management as Metaconversation: The Search for Closure Enacting the Institutional Role of Chairperson in Upper Management Meetings: The Interactional Realization of Provisional Authority (Anita Pomerantz and Paul Denvir)
3. Liberating Leadership in Corporation: After Mr Sam: A Response (Gail T. Fairhurst)
Part II: Organizing and Emotional Display: Contradictions and Paradoxes
4. Feeling-Limned Talk: Conduct Ideals in the Steinberg Succession Meeting (Karen Tracy)
5. Contradictions in the Metatalk About Feelings in Corporation: After Mr. Sam (Linda L. Putnam)
6. The Persuasive Nature of Emotion and the Cultural Nature of Feelings in Organizations (Kristine L. Fitch and Megan Foley)
Part III: Strategies of Decision Making: Competencies and Coherences
7. “We Ought to Have … Gumption …”: A CRA Analysis of an Excerpt From the Videotape Corporation: After Mr. Sam (Robert D McPhee, Stven R. Corman, and Joel Iverson)
8. The Effect of Interactional Competence on Group Problem Solving (Robert E. Sanders)
9. Bringing the Outside in: A Contextual Analysis (Cynthia Stohl)
Part IV: Can We Study Interactions in Documentaries? Ways of Talking, Closure, and Data
10. Sam Steinberg’s Use of “Tell” in Corporation: After Mr. Sam (Gerry Philipsen and James Leighter)
11. On Talking to Not Make Decisions: A Critical Analysis of Organizational Talk
(Stanley Deetz, Rene Heath, and Jessica MacDondald)
12. Documentaries Are Not Data (D. Lawrence Wieder, Heidi Mau, and Cheryl Nicholas)
13. Closing Words (and Opening Discussions?): An Afterword on Corporation: After Mr. Sam (Cliff Oswick)
- Appendix A: Transcript of the Management Meeting
- Appendix B: Transcribing Conventions
- Appendix C: A Brief History of Steinberg Limited